Thursday, 20 September 2007 13:36
A devastating fire ripped through a hotel and casino Monday morning in the southern town of Pucon. The five-star resort complex, which hosts Hotel of the Lake and the Enjoy Casino, was consumed by flames after a short circuit in the casino’s electrical system.
More than 200 firefighters from ten different companies battled the fire to little avail, as the blaze completely destroyed the casino and consumed around 60 percent of the hotel. Fortunately, there were no injuries or deaths, as all 378 employees and guests were safely evacuated.